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Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. >> former city councilman turned civil rights activist is a felon of tax evasion and he makes no bones about it. >> i have been strip offed my right to vote and hold public office. now he's fighting to getel felonsget felonsand convicted felons in the lawsuit. he's asking the judge to rule on his argument that the felon disenfranchisement is unconstitutional in virginia. >> so what that means is that every person, even in prison will have their rights restored. >> cenk: so it's an interesting point. finally on the issue of civil rights here. a lot of people argue that our incarceration of african-americans is a new form of jim crow. is this a way of disenfranchising by another name. >> there is no question. i've written a book on this in some length. there is no question. even though african-americans and whites have about the same level of drug use and drug selling overwhelmingly it's african-americans who are prosecutorprosecutorred, who get these long sentences and then when they come out, there is a connection between civil rights and felony disenfranchisement. how can we allow to get ri
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Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
, for example when after the civil rights movement experienced a deep not only resegregation due to taxes but also an elevation of private schools so people can control their private educational spaces. and so this is a really serious crisis. we can't have a shared democracy if we don't share a robust public fear. education is the critical linchpin to maintaining that space. >> cenk: one more thing professor rose if we were all in the same boat, we might be much better off. you think that in l.a. stephen spielberg's kids, tom hanks' kids all the rich movie producers, if they all had to send their kids to public schools, the public schools wouldn't be much better? >> right, not only would they be much better, but we would be able to understand why schools that hoard resources by controlling high tax bases and leaving poor-tax base with fewer resources we would understand why there is such a differential. working people, working parents working teachers who are workers are paying the price that we're balancing the economy on their backs. until there is collective buy-in its difficult to see
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm PDT
partly of my life who was a civil rights leader, clarence jones. he was martin luther king jr.'s lawyer. obama reminds me of growing up a little bit with this man because he was in the business world. he was in the political world and he had to keep a certain demeanor. he was successful, so he moved up to a fancy neighborhood in the bronx, believe it or not there was one back then in riverdale, and he would go jogging every morning. every single morning he was stopped by the police. this was 1960--1970. he always managed to keep an integrity about him. and a dignity about him. i think he had to do that out of political necessity. out of survival. that article in the atlantic talked about whether obama has the freedom to react like he would really emotionally want to react. i don't know. what do you think about that? we all want him to just deck him. we all want him to roll up his sleeves and deal with the lies head on and say i'm sorry, are you talking to me? you know what i mean? and just walk over and go, look me in the eye and say that again, pal, because i got some things i'm going
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